1st.ed., New York, 1988. Xxx + 402 pp., 20 cold. plates + many b&w ills; map e.p's. D.j., 24 x 19cm. FINE. This important journal came to light in a New York auction in 1982. It describes the life of a sailor who spent 45 years roaming the seas in privateers, merchantmen, and in British men-o'-war during the American Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Jacob Nagle sailed to five continents and met some of the leading figures of his day, including George Washington at the Battle of Brandywine, and Lord Howe and Lord Nelson in the Mediterranean under whom he served. Nagle also sailed in the ships of the Hon. East India Company on their long voyages to India and China. After a long and hazardous life facing the perils of both the sea and the enemy for 45 years, he died peacefully at the age of 80 in Canton, Ohio. This book is beautifully illustrated with 20 coloured plates and numerous text illustrations. THE JOURNAL OF AN ORDINARY SAILOR DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY & NAPOLEONIC WARS. FINE COPY.